Chicago Military and Overseas Voters, Register and Request your ballot for the Upcoming Election
On February 22, 2011, the City of Chicago will conduct its Municipal General Election. Voters will cast ballots to elect the following:
- City Clerk
- City Treasurer
- Alderman in each of the City's 50 Wards
- Any local referenda questions that qualify for the ballot
Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Now!
To vote in this election you must submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in January of 2011. You will not get a ballot automatically, even if you voted in the November 2, 2010 general election. Note: In Illinois, no witness or notary is necessary for the FPCA application.
To check your registration status, visit: www.chicagoelections.com/voterinfo.php
Monday, January 24, 2011 is the deadline to register to vote for this Election. Go to FVAP.gov and get started! It only takes a few minutes. Alternately you may obtain an FPCA from your unit or installation voting assistance officer and at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, but you must follow the Illinois instructions given at FVAP.gov when completing this form. Indicate on the FPCA how you would like to receive your absentee ballot, mail, email, or fax.
If you are in the military or if you are already registered to vote, the deadline for submitting an FPCA is 10 days before the election: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.
Although Illinois allows you to email or fax the FPCA, you must also submit it by mail.
If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners at email@example.com.
If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to the Chicago City Board of Election Commissioners at 312-263-3649. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in the Voting Assistance Guide or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703)-693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found at FVAP.gov.
Mail your FPCA to:
Chicago City Board of Election Commissioners
69 W. Washington, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60602
Download Your Ballot
Ballots will be mailed and emailed starting on January 8, 2011.
Vote Your Ballot
The voted ballot must be sent or postmarked by Feb. 21, 2011 and received by March 8 in order to be counted.
You must return the voted ballot and signed affidavit by mail or by sending it via a licensed motor carrier such as Federal Express, UPS or DHL.
Civilians residing outside the U.S.: Contact your closest U.S. Embassy or consulate for specific instructions on how voted ballots, with proper domestic postage attached, can be returned to the United States from any U.S. embassy or consulate. To locate your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, visit http://www.usembassy.gov/.
To check the status of your absentee ballot visit: www.chicagoelections.com/voterinfo.php?language_type=en.
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